Nevada is a western U.S. state within the region of the Mountain States. Since its terrain is largely semi-arid, the majority of the population lives in the large urban centres: Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan area and Reno-Sparks Metropolitan area, in the western part. Carson City is also on the west side, and although it is the state’s capital, it is an independent city. Las Vegas, the main attraction in Nevada, is a resort city internationally famous for the night entertainment, gambling and fine hotels. 

Population: 2.94 million

Capital: Carson City

Other major cities: Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, Paradise (census-designated place), Sunrise Manor, Spring Valley

Main attractions: Las Vegas and The Strip, Stratosphere Las Vegas, Clark County Government Center, Hoover Dam, Lake Tahoe, Lamoille Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Nearest Airports: McCarran International Airport (LAS), Reno–Tahoe International Airport (RNO), North Las Vegas Airport (VGT)

This state (and especially Las Vegas) is often “known” through films and TV shows and, even better, through the live webcams, which we share on Webcamtaxi.

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